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For Immediate Release: March 15, 2013

Spring Break Activities at Huntsville Botanical Garden Will Be Hugely Entertaining

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HUNTSVILLE BOTANICAL GARDEN                March 13, 2013
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Carol Casey
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(256) 830-4447 ext. 290
ccasey@hsvbg.org

For immediate release

Spring Break Activities at Huntsville Botanical Garden Will Be Hugely Entertaining

March 13, 2013 - Big things are happening at Huntsville Botanical Garden and just in time for the perfect Spring Break “staycation.” To help celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Garden, the opening of “Giant Garden, Little Me - Great BIG Things for Me to See” takes the “big” statement literally. Items that might be found in someone’s backyard are oversized and interactive, from watering cans and grass blades to sandboxes, tables, and chairs, all designed locally by Carol Lambdin, Landscape Architect and Garden project lead for the exhibit, and built by Lambdin and the amazing volunteers at the Garden. The spring break party begins opening day of “Giant Garden, Little Me” on March 23, 2013.

Visitors can get wet under the 8-foot Super Soaker Sprinkler that really oscillates, and the Grand Watering Can that waters kids as well as plants. They can play a game of Colossal Croquet or King-sized Checkers and dig in the Supersized Sandbox, complete with 90 tons of sand and its own Storybook Castle. And that’s not all! They will have fun exploring “Big Dogs” dog house, dining at the Papa Bear Pic-a-nic Table, and running through the Ginormous Grass Blades complete with bubbling and misting dandelions.

The exhibits are interactive, and many of them will be additions to the water feature exhibits that are so popular at the Garden.

This HUGELY entertaining extravaganza, all part of the “Giant Garden, Little Me - Great BIG Things for Me to See” exhibit will be open March 23 - September 30 at the Garden, proudly sponsored by Redstone Federal Credit Union. With so many GIANT things to explore, being little has never been so much fun!

On Wednesday, March 27, 2013, the Southeastern Raptor Center out of Auburn, AL will bring their popular birds of prey for two performances at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m., complete with the Auburn’s War Eagle, Golden Eagle Nova, in attendance. The Education Unit staff will bring birds of prey that typically include a variety of hawks, eagles, falcons and owls. There is a $2 charge for the Raptor Show, and Garden admission for non-members. The Raptor Show is sponsored by Wild Birds Unlimited.

Spend some time at Huntsville Botanical Garden during spring break. Hours are Monday-Saturday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. Garden admission is free for members, and for non-members the standard rates are adults, $12, and children 3-18, $8. Children under 3 are free.

For more information on Huntsville Botanical Garden, visit www.hsvbg.org or call Carol Casey at 256.830.4447 ext. 290. Huntsville Botanical Garden is located at 4747 Bob Wallace Avenue in Huntsville.